Skip to main content

Body pulled from Mississippi River in Dakota County

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A male body was recovered from the Mississippi River on Sunday night in Dakota County, about a half mile south of the Interstate 494 Wakota Bridge, between South St. Paul and Newport, a sheriff's office spokesman told the Pioneer Press.

The Dakota County medical examiner will attempt to identify the remains, the Associated Press reported.

The body was significantly decomposed, Chief Deputy Tim Leslie told the Pioneer Press. It was difficult to determine an age range, he said. The body was pulled from the water at about 9:30 p.m., KSTP reported.

The discovery of the body comes after several other bodies have been pulled from local rivers in recent days. Among them were two Wisconsin teens who had jumped together from the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. Dakotah Coach, 18, was discovered near the Ford Dam on May 21. The body of Erika Renee Borgstrom of Roberts, Wis., 16, was recovered May 29 in a backwater area between the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers near the Mendota Bridge.

A body recovered from near the Ford Dam on the Mississippi River last month was identified as that of Jerome Gordon-Jackson, 28, a special education teacher’s assistant in the Roseville Area Schools.

Another body, pulled from the St. Croix River in Lakeland May 14, was identified as 54-year-old Donald D. Marklowitz Jr. of Baldwin, Wis.

The body of Kira Trevino, 30, of St. Paul, who had been missing for several months, was discovered in the Mississippi River in St. Paul on May 8. Her husband is expected to stand trial July 22 in her killing. He has pleaded not guilty.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 7.50.05 PM

Missing: 17-year-old Waite Park boy last seen July 3

Police say there is no reason to believe he's in danger.

Melanie Valencia

Northfield bicyclist killed in crash identified as 14-year-old

She was riding her bike to soccer practice before a driver hit her last week.

Samantha Holte

Appeal to find 17-year-old Minnesota girl

She was last seen north of Fergus Falls.

Pixabay - water surface

Man's body found near empty fishing boat on St. Croix River

The boat, and an unoccupied truck found on the shore, belong to a 43-year-old White Bear Lake man.

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Police identify MOA shooting suspects, issue nationwide warrants

Three Twin Cities residents were charged Monday in connection with helping the suspects escape.

Screen Shot 2022-08-04 at 7.25.42 PM

Charges: Best Western employees helped MOA shooting suspects escape

Prosecutors allege two Best Western employees helped the suspects escape.

election, vote

What to watch for in 2022 Minnesota primary elections

Bring Me The News brings you a breakdown of what to watch for Tuesday.

Aaron Peterson

Charges: Felon accused of firing shots at police during Meeker Co. standoff

The 31-year-old surrendered after a 28-hour standoff in rural Meeker County.

flash flooding

Weekend rain totals pushed 6+ inches in Minnesota, Iowa; 10 in Illinois

Big-time rain totals across southern Minnesota, southeast South Dakota, northern Iowa and northern Illinois.

Airport traveler flying pixabay

Man who had meth, guns in checked luggage at MSP Airport gets 10 years

Kevin Alan Aguilar-Moreno, 21, attempted to board a Delta flight to Phoenix in October of last year.

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 7.13.33 AM

Family identifies man killed by police in Otsego

The 21-year-old was reportedly experiencing 'mental health challenges' and allegedly had a knife when deputies opened fire.

Related